Merrill Middle School

Des Moines, IA
  • As of 10:54pm CDT
  • Power
    0.0 W
  • Irradiance
    0.0 W/m2
  • Temperature
  • Lifetime
  • 747.3 kWh
    1,046.3 lbs of CO2 Avoided


Partly Cloudy at 9:54pm
77 °F/25 °C
Partly Cloudy at 9:54pm
Wind direction: S
Wind speed: 6 mph

System Specs

1.0 kW

System Installer

  • Baker Electric
This week, Merrill Middle School generated Kilowatt-hours of electricity.From fossil-fueled sources, this amount of electricity would have emitted lbs of CO2 into the atmosphere.

This could power:

  • An electric toothbrush for
  • A 42" plasma-screen television for
  • A typical video game system for

Merrill Middle School is one of five schools nationally that is installing a solar panel array as a result of a Wells Fargo donation to the Solar 4R Schools program. The 1.1-kilowatt solar-electric project is designed to generate electricity and introduce students to renewable energy technology. As a participant in the Solar 4R Schools program, Merrill Middle School students and teachers have committed to undertaking a variety of educational endeavors, including incorporating the Solar 4R Schools classroom exercises into the existing curriculum at the school.